Criminology (MSc, 1.5 Years or 3 Semesters) – Distance Learning (in Greek)
|Qualification Awarded||Master of Science in Criminology|
|Level of Qualification||Master Degree (2nd Cycle)|
|Language of Instruction||Greek|
|Mode of Study||Full-time or Part-time|
|Minimum ECTS Credits||90|
Profile of the Programme
The programme has been designed for graduates who wish to expand their knowledge of criminology, for persons with professional responsibilities in policing, probation and prison who wish to enhance their knowledge and further their practitioner experience, and for those who wish to follow criminal justice careers. The multidisciplinary nature of the programme offers its students the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding on a variety of themes related to disciplines directly associated with criminology, such as psychology and law. The programme’s faculty are actively involved as practitioners nationally and internationally in policy-making bodies and in the application of criminological science, hence building successfully a bridge between theory and practice. It aims to attract professionals from state institutions and transform itself into a vehicle for contributing to and impacting on society and on policymaking.
The programme provides opportunities for those who wish to work or are already working in relevant areas such as:
- Law enforcement agencies (police officers or civilian staff)
- Criminal Intelligence Units (as analysts)
- Probation and parole services
- Correctional settings
- Social services – Victim Care Services
- Research and analysis for the government or private consulting firms, such as crime analysis and crime prevention programmes
- Non-Government Organizations active in relevant fields
Access to Further Studies
Graduates of the programme can be accepted into Third Cycle degrees (Doctorate Degree)
The minimum general requirement for admission to the post-graduate degree programme is a Bachelor Degree from a recognised university (e.g. American, European), or another recognised equivalent qualification.
In addition to the above, applicants must also satisfy the following requirements:
- GPA 2.7 or higher, 6.5/10 Greek Universities, 2nd Class (Hons) UK.
- The student’s performance during personal interview will also be weighed in the evaluation process
- Two letters of recommendation addressing the applicant’s ability to do graduate work
English Language Proficiency
Students satisfy the English requirements if their first degree was taught in English. Otherwise, they would need to present a minimum TOEFL score 550 and above, or Computer-based TOEFL score of 213 and above, or Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) score 79-80 and above, or GCSE (or GCE) English Language “O” Level of “C” or above or IELTS of 6.5 and above or Cambridge Exams (First Certificate with Grade B and above, as well as Proficiency with Grade C and above or a score placement at the ENGL-100 level of the University English Placement Test. The University offers English courses at various levels to help students reach the required standard for admission to a graduate program.
Course assessment usually comprises of a comprehensive final exam and continuous assessment. Continuous assessment can include amongst others, mid-terms, projects, and class participation.
Letter grades are calculated based on the weight of the final exam and the continuous assessment and the actual numerical marks obtained in these two assessment components. Based on the course grades the student’s semester grade point average (GPA) and cumulative point average (CPA) are calculated.
The student must complete 90 ECTS and all programme requirements.
A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required.
Upon successful completion of this program, the students should be able to:
- Effectively employ a number of key transferable skills, such as problem-solving; critical analysis and reasoning; management and interpretation of research datasets; advanced written and oral communication pertaining to their working environment
- Engage critically and independently with contemporary developments and debates concerning crime and criminology
- Apply criminological principles and concepts to real life situations in the criminal justice field
- Recognize the intertwining of different psychological and sociological theories relevant to understanding crime and criminal behaviour
- Demonstrate a reflective understanding of comparative and applied criminal justice
- Critically evaluate theory, research and practice in criminology
- Evaluate the various ways for crime control and crime prevention
- Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the changing nature of crime and victimisation
- Enhance their understanding of the contribution of forensic psychology to all levels of the criminal justice system